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12-11-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,457
Posted By John_V

And yet another vote for the Specialized BG Gel...

And yet another vote for the Specialized BG Gel gloves. I've had several pair over the last 6 years and they have been excellent gloves. I ride daily, averaging 40 miles/day, so gloves are very...
12-08-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 757
Posted By John_V

I'm sure there's a charity out there, somewhere,...

I'm sure there's a charity out there, somewhere, that could find a good home for those bikes.
12-04-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 8,967
Posted By John_V

Several people got offended by the fact that she...

Several people got offended by the fact that she had it placed in a very luxurious home, saying that Peloton seemed to be marketing to the very rich and suggesting that the average person would not...
12-01-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,902
Posted By John_V

You can either do as several have suggested and...

You can either do as several have suggested and buy the frame of your choosing, the components you want and build the bike yourself. Or, if you have around $9,000.00 to burn, you can always go with a...
11-30-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 800
Posted By John_V

I'm a big fan of Cyclemeter but I have to agree...

I'm a big fan of Cyclemeter but I have to agree with @craklecat; the Wahoo fitness app is 100% totally free and offers the same functionality as all the other apps that you have to subscribe to in...
11-29-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,327
Posted By John_V

There's pretty much nothing, other than an...

There's pretty much nothing, other than an electric motor, that you can put on a bike to make the bike faster than what the engine can handle. At most, I gained about 1 mph average speed difference...
11-28-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,327
Posted By John_V

This is true! However, to exert the same force...

This is true! However, to exert the same force with ceramic bearings vs steel bearings, you would have to drop to a smaller cog. This will increase your speed. At least it's held true for me.
11-27-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,327
Posted By John_V

Lots of good information here that may or may not...

Lots of good information here that may or may not solve your problem so I'll put in my two cents worth. It also may or may not solve your problem. Since I retired in 2011, I have been riding about 6...
11-27-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By John_V

I do a ride across my state every year. It's an...

I do a ride across my state every year. It's an organized ride and covers 220 miles. It's two and a half days (60, 80 and 80 miles, respectfully) and because of the different levels of riders, takes...
11-27-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By John_V

I ordered my CRS in 2016 when Colnago announced...

I ordered my CRS in 2016 when Colnago announced their release. It replaced my Colnago ACE and I've been extremely happy with it. I've got just over 22,000 miles on it and it's still going strong. I...
11-27-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,169
Posted By John_V

Been riding an ISM PL1.1 (used to be called the...

Been riding an ISM PL1.1 (used to be called the Prologue) since 2012 and around 70,000 miles. It's on both my road bikes and unless someone comes up with something better, it's the last saddle I'll...
11-23-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 999
Posted By John_V

That photo was taken from the balcony of our...

That photo was taken from the balcony of our stateroom on the river boat. We did a 15 day Viking cruise through Germany, Austria. Slovakia and ended up in Hungary. One of the best cruises we've done...
11-20-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,793
Posted By John_V

Yes! The Wahoo magnetless sensors. They have a...

Yes! The Wahoo magnetless sensors. They have a slot on one end that you can use a nickle, a quarter, a screwdriver or butterknife to separate (or pop) the two halves apart to change the battery.
11-19-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,135
Posted By John_V

Don't let your age keep you off the bike. I did...

Don't let your age keep you off the bike. I did my first MS150 at age 64 (getting ready to do my 10th in March). Since then, I've completed several years of 10,000+ annual miles. The last weekend of...
11-19-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,401
Posted By John_V

Wow! Listening to some of these crash stories...

Wow! Listening to some of these crash stories makes yesterday's collision with another cyclist seems like getting a scratch on a finger. But we both survived, with a few bruises and sore ribs, and...
11-19-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 999
Posted By John_V

Some more bikes in Amsterdam. This is taken in...

Some more bikes in Amsterdam. This is taken in the area where the river boats dock.
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11-19-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By John_V

That'll work!

That'll work!
11-19-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,793
Posted By John_V

Can't remember if I had that issue when my...

Can't remember if I had that issue when my sensors were new but they should just pop open when prying in the provided slot. I've used screwdrivers and even butter knives without a problem.
11-15-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 999
Posted By John_V

We did a river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest...

We did a river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest in 2015. Our flight from DC to Frankfurt had mechanical problems after takeoff so we had to turn back causing us to miss our connection in Frankfurt....
11-15-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,831
Posted By John_V

As mentioned, I quit using Cyclemeter full time...

As mentioned, I quit using Cyclemeter full time since my RFLKT died and I went to a Wahoo Bolt. However, I still use Cyclemeter in place of the Bolt's Live Tracking feature as Live Tracking kills my...
11-15-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By John_V

Here's mine. It actually cost me nothing but my...

Here's mine. It actually cost me nothing but my time (about 1/2 hour). It's made from an old natural gas valve wrench that's been sitting in my toolbox for about 10+ years. I removed the twist-lock...
11-11-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By John_V

Why thank you sir! It's been a very long time...

Why thank you sir! It's been a very long time since someone called me "Young Man." :)
11-11-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,449
Posted By John_V

I've been wearing Tifosi photochromatic...

I've been wearing Tifosi photochromatic sunglasses for about 6 years. For the $69.00 that I originally paid for them, they have more than paid for themselves. I did get the lens scratched in a crash,...
11-10-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By John_V

Odd! I use my Varia with a Bolt, as well, and...

Odd! I use my Varia with a Bolt, as well, and have zero problems hearing the audible alarms or have issues seeing the LEDs. I seldom ride on roads using ear buds, but I can hear the alarms even with...
11-10-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By John_V

I also have an RTL 510 connected to a Whaoo Bolt....

I also have an RTL 510 connected to a Whaoo Bolt. It was a birthday present from my wife and I use it every time I ride on roads. I used it a few weeks ago on a 220 mile, cross state ride and it...
11-10-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,811
Posted By John_V

I have a Topeak saddle bag on my bike and the...

I have a Topeak saddle bag on my bike and the seat post isn't high enough to accommodate both the radar and the saddle bag. I found an old gas valve key in my tool box that I can't remember the last...
11-10-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,361
Posted By John_V

I have too many friends that complain about their...

I have too many friends that complain about their Garmin in one aspect or another. Bought a Bolt. Extremely happy with it.
11-08-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 769
Posted By John_V

:thumb:

:thumb:
11-07-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 769
Posted By John_V

This is true! Especially since you can use a...

This is true! Especially since you can use a memory card with it. However,starting at $599 MSRP the 1030 is probably way over the "$200ish" price range that the OP is wanting to spend. Since I save...
11-05-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By John_V

If she has an iPhone, the built in Health app has...

If she has an iPhone, the built in Health app has a pedometer section that will do that for her. Captures her stride and the number of steps and saves the data. I'm sure that the Android phones have...
11-03-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 769
Posted By John_V

"I will not have access to my phone." Does this...

"I will not have access to my phone." Does this mean that you are not taking the phone with you or you will not have cellular service along the way? If you are taking your phone with you but aren't...
10-28-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By John_V

Just got an RTL 510 for my birthday, two weeks...

Just got an RTL 510 for my birthday, two weeks ago. It's connected to my Bolt and I've used it daily since then without a single issue. I just completed a cross state ride of 220 miles this weekend...
10-28-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,793
Posted By John_V

Unless they have changed their app recently, that...

Unless they have changed their app recently, that may be incorrect. I have a free account and create routes on the RWGPS mobile app on my iPad quite often. However, I don't know why you would want to...
10-20-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,871
Posted By John_V

Yes! And a version for an iPad as well.

Yes! And a version for an iPad as well.
10-20-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 585
Posted By John_V

This! Been using Magic Eraser on my white saddle...

This! Been using Magic Eraser on my white saddle and bar tape. Bar tape is over two years old and is still very white.
10-03-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,404
Posted By John_V

I've read some reviews on this unit. Some good,...

I've read some reviews on this unit. Some good, not so good. Would be curious to hear what your friend thinks about them. I have friends that don't want to spend $200+ on a GPS computer and if this...
09-29-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,076
Posted By John_V

I've had my Wahoo Tickr since 2016 when my Garmin...

I've had my Wahoo Tickr since 2016 when my Garmin HRM died. Except for batteries dying, I've never had an issue with it. I did replace the strap because, through my negligence, it somehow got torn....
09-16-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,498
Posted By John_V

The larger companies have more money to spend in...

The larger companies have more money to spend in advertising and trying to make you feel that you absolutely can't live without their products. The smaller companies, I assume, won't spend that much...
09-15-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By John_V

I have a Bolt, my friend has an Elemnt. They both...

I have a Bolt, my friend has an Elemnt. They both use the same firmware and are pretty much identical in every way except what was mentioned by jadocs. If you need a larger screen, a little more...
09-15-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,498
Posted By John_V

Besides Shimano bearings (Ultegra & 105s), I have...

Besides Shimano bearings (Ultegra & 105s), I have had other steel bearings on my bike. The best ones were my Hawk Racing BBs. Unfortunately, the Hawk Racing BB that I put in my CRS, when I first...
09-12-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,498
Posted By John_V

While a power meter will give you the wattage...

While a power meter will give you the wattage output data at any point in your ride, it doesn't tell you how much fatigue your body encounters at any point in that ride. I didn't spend $800-$1,000+...
09-11-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,498
Posted By John_V

I'm not going to quote stats from companies...

I'm not going to quote stats from companies trying to sell their products or from people that think ceramic bearings are a waste of time. I'm posting from personal experience. I've read all the posts...
08-23-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,121
Posted By John_V

^This! They all have indoor/trainer settings that...

^This! They all have indoor/trainer settings that can turn off the GPS feature if you don't want to use it.
08-23-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,013
Posted By John_V

We bought a Joe Blow just before Performance...

We bought a Joe Blow just before Performance closed their local store. I have presta valves on my bikes and my wife has Schrader valves on her recumbent trike. Since day one, the chuck has worked...
08-23-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,411
Posted By John_V

I can't tell you why you are getting the saddle...

I can't tell you why you are getting the saddle sores but I can tell you that I've been riding an ISM Prologue saddle (now called the PL1.1) since 2012. I have one on each of my bikes and won't ride...
08-20-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,118
Posted By John_V

In the Tampa Bay area. I don't eat fast food so I...

In the Tampa Bay area. I don't eat fast food so I don't order the food but pretty much haven't had any issues with any of the fast food drive thru's in this area when asking them to fill up my water...
08-18-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,415
Posted By John_V

I've never heard of anyone doing that but I...

I've never heard of anyone doing that but I imagine that it's possible if the HRM in the Apple Watch can transmit via BTLE. However, I would tend to think that since the HRM is built into the watch,...
08-18-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,487
Posted By John_V

There's lots of good "How To" videos on You Tube...

There's lots of good "How To" videos on You Tube and Park Tools website. Might want to invest in some bike tools and start doing your own wrenching. Judging from your comment that the shop was an...
08-18-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,118
Posted By John_V

I've gone through several fast food drive through...

I've gone through several fast food drive through windows and asked if they could refill my water bottles and never had a issue. And the water was always cold.
08-15-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,642
Posted By John_V

I don't have a power meter but I do notice that...

I don't have a power meter but I do notice that I, more often than none, get varying results in calories burned across different sites. I upload to Strava, RWGPS and Endomondo and usually get three...
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